Key elements from Starbucks' marketing strategy
I always pore over the marketing strategies of super successful businesses to see what it is they've done to build such large brands, and to see if we can apply any of these lessons in the work we do.
Starbucks is a phenomenal success story. It started life as a Seattle coffee bean roaster and retailer in 1971, and now has more than 20,000 outlets in 64 countries, according to its Wikipedia page. On average, Starbucks opens two… Continue
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Kate Mara and Jessica Chastain stun at The Martian party at Toronto Film Festival
Movie star looks: The 44 year old actor flashed a big smile while taking questions from the press
The actress appears to be hitting it off with her costars lately, as she is believed to be dating her Fantastic Four costar Jamie Bell.
The Interstellar star who stars as a space mission commander in The Martian wore a pretty black shift dress with cream fringed detail… Continue
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Help us pick the best dressed San Franciscan
NATE THURMOND talks with fans prior to the Warriors game with the Houston Rockets. Thurmond has lived in San Francisco for 50 years since the old San Francisco Warriors drafted him in 1963. Thurmond now serves as an Ambassador to the team and goes to 30 home games a season, with his wife Marci Tuesday, February 12, 2013. less
NATE THURMOND talks with fans prior to the Warriors game with the Houston Rockets. Thurmond has lived in San… Continue
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Rome unveils drastic Trevi Fountain facelift
Rome unveiled the most drastic facelift for the Trevi Fountain in its 252 year history on Monday, the latest in a series of privately funded restorations to Italy's prized landmarks.
The stone rendering of Tritons guiding the shell chariot of water god Oceanus will be cleaned and new pumps, artistic lighting and barriers to deter pigeons will be installed in the 2.2 million euro ($3 million) project over the next 16… Continue
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There is only so much a man can do with a black tuxedo, but tomorrow night Woody Harrelson will give new meaning to the term "smoking jacket" when he arrives at the Oscars ceremony.
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the idea that Armani has developed a line of clothing made out of eco friendly… Continue
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from George Bailey to Gordon Gekko
NEW YORK True story: At the height of the boom, a friend got engaged to a banker. The ring he bought her was as big as a gumball, and as vulgar as the pinkie ring on a Mafia don. When she protested its size, he insisted it only expressed the enormity of his love. She later confided her discomfort to a friend of his, another Wall Street player, who set her straight: not about you, babe. Winnie thinly veiled horror at the size of the rock signals that,… Continue
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200 troglodytes at the Academy
The NeanderBall at the on Saturday was a huge success, mainly because it was smaller than last year's blast. Instead of 1,800 guests, there were 1,200, which meant it didn't get too crazy and crowded. It was just better. "We raised the price from $85 to $125, added a lot more food, had a couple of great bands, and it was really fun," said co chairman .
Committee members included , who was with ; , with Andrea Collette; Steve and Bette Lombardi;… Continue
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Four Jaipur houses of jewellery chart the changing face of the bridal aesthetic with top trends for the coming wedding season
Of all the wedding wows, none captures desire more provocatively or portrays passion more consummately than jewellery.
The dazzling dance of metal and stone has evolved through legend and lore to move beyond price and investment to craftsmanship and exclusivity.
The new bridal aesthetic wears its vanity not lightly but tastefully. Where less is… Continue
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Oscar hugging ban
Pregnant Jessica Alba wore a strapless Markesa dress with Cartier jewellery on the red carpet while Juno star Jennifer Garner wore a black strapless dress with a tail, offset by a large diamond necklace and bracelet.
Cameron Diaz wore a light pink simple off the shoulder Christian Dior floor length dress with Bulgari jewellery.
And best actress nominee Marion Cotillard chose a white Jean Paul Gautier dress, with a fish scale like… Continue
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why Versace and co have designs on your home
When Gianni Versace decorated the swimming pool of his Miami villa with his fashion label's signature Greek key logo and trademark Medusa head, no one, not eventhe most dedicated fashionista, thought the same would happen in Vauxhall, South London. How little we knew. It is London's first major fashion branded residential development, comprising 360 Versace interior designed flats that will sell for between 1m and 5m. Every property will be… Continue
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The Best of Tokyo's Luxury Brand Cafes
In Tokyo's elegant Ginza district you can eat your way through some of the best design houses in the world: Chanel, Gucci, Bulgari, Hermes, Alfred Dunhill, Furla. Luxury brand cafes let you indulge your haute couture sensibilities without breaking that pret a porter travel budget.
Many top design names have diversified their holdings far beyond fashion. Branding lounges, restaurants, and even hotels with their distinctive logos. And where… Continue
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Terry Biviano kisses football star husband Anthony Minichiello at a wedding
Days earlier, the mother of one announced she was branching out into children's shoes with a new line called 'Mini by Terry Biviano'.The stylish raven haired designer took to Instagram to announce the new line with a snap of her daughter Azura wearing a pair of brown sandals embellished with multi coloured pom poms.'It does make me feel anxious, designing flat shoes because I love to wear high heels. But we're… Continue
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Jenner women share extravagant Mother's Day gift guides
Start saving! The Kardashian Jenner women share extravagant Mother's Day gift guides, which include a $1,500 bag, a $900 breakfast tray and an $11,000 Chanel surfboard
Kim, 35, Kourtney, 37, Khloe, 31, Kendall, 20, and Kylie, 18, all released Mother's Day gift guides on their websites and appsMother of three Kourtney included items for mom Kris Jenner and herself, like a$868 bed tray for breakfast in bed and$398 La Perla… Continue
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Ask and you shall receive
Many travellers are hesitant about troubling a concierge with a complicated request if he's busy with something more important, wouldn't it be rude to disturb him?But concierges are there to make a guest's stay as comfortable as possible, and are willing and able to do far more than simply secure a table in a popular restaurant.With the recent release of The Grand Budapest Hotel, featuring Ralph Fiennes as the concierge at its centre, this under appreciated… Continue
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was at the hub of the wheel, and everyone else was on a spoke. I connected the Princess's world and her friends and it all came to the centre, to me."
Mr Burrell, 48, has written two books about his life with the… Continue
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The vintage appeal of rose gold jewelry
Rose gold, first popularized almost a century ago, has made a comeback.
The blush hued version of the precious metal is showing up in status watches, engagement rings, necklaces and more. The feminine pieces look delicate on their own but can also bridge the gap between white and yellow gold when all three are worn together.
Rose gold, which is sometimes called "pink gold," may seem more exotic than run of the mill yellow, but… Continue
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Jewelry for someone special
Throughout the day from jeans to a little black dress, go for the gold. less
Throughout the day from jeans to a little black dress, go for the gold. more
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It's the little routines that start the day right. Finishing it . Do not wipe your paws on that nice outfit. (You have lost weight!) Then, open the door to your friends. Hide the jelly jars and get out the Orrefors crystal,… Continue
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Irukandji most venomous but box jellyfish kills faster
WITH venom 100 times more potent than a cobra and 1000 times more potent than a tarantula, the irukandji jellyfish is believed to be the most venomous creature in the world.
Six people, including three children, have been hospitalised since the New Year after being stung by irukandji off Fraser Island.
Dr Lisa ann Gershwin, director of the Australian Marine Stinger Advisory Service and Australia only dedicated box… Continue
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in the Form of Gold Jewelry
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George Clooney puts the sex appeal into Italian hill village of 'Sextantio'
George Clooney's latest blockbuster The American, in which he plays a master assassin, throws the spotlight on a small and obscure southern Italian town deep in the mountainous Abruzzo region.
Santo Stefano di Sessanio, 95 miles east of Rome, is lovingly filmed in the atmospheric thriller, where Clooney's character confronts his inner demons in long chats with the wordly wise village… Continue
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